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Jon Ward

Obama Pastor Did Say That About Religious Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Easter Sunday, President Barack Obama went to services at St. John's Episcopal Church, where the Rev. Luis Leon preached a 15-minute ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama Pastor Stands By Criticism Of Religious Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion

Under attack by some conservatives for speaking out against the "captains of the religious right" in his Easter sermon, the Rev. Luis León, pastor of...

The Most Gay-Friendly Inauguration Of Them All

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

After gay rights organizations criticized Obama for having invited a pastor to pray at his inauguration who thought gay people were sinners who could change through Jesus, it turns out the ceremony was the most pro-gay in history. While Obama spoke of religion to justify his gay rights stance, Louie Giglio tweeted his views.

Where The Obamas Have Worshiped In D.C. (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While St. John's Church is known as the Church of Presidents, it isn't necessarily the "home" church for the nation's chief executives, ...

Trymaine Lee

Sunday's Presidential Finest: You Think You Take A Long Time To Get Ready?

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices

The Secret Service agents arrived at Shiloh Baptist Church on a reconnaissance mission just a few days before Easter Sunday. They swept through the sa...

PHOTOS: How The First Family Spent Sunday

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.17.2011 | Style

The first family split its Sunday between a church service and soccer-watching. From the Associated Press: Accompanied by his wife Michelle and ...

Obama’s Pastor Delivers Fired-Up Sermon In Colo.

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver

Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ whose controversial rhetoric and relationship to then-can...

PHOTOS: First Family's Easter Ensembles

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 06.25.2011 | Style

The Obamas headed to Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. on Sunday for an Easter service. First Lady Michelle repeated a Thakoon print dress ...

Obama Aims To Reassert Christian Bona Fides With Words & Deeds

Politics Daily | David Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama went to church on the Sunday after Christmas in his native Hawaii, worshiping at a multidenominational service at a chapel at Marine Corp...

Under God: Obama Attends Church: The Presidential Profession Of Faith

Elizabeth Tenety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Like millions of Americans, President Obama and his family attended church this weekend. Unlike the millions who worshiped this Sunday, the first fami...

Michelle Obama, Healthy Eating, and Our Church's Homeless Kitchen

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

My Christian faith beckons me to look at my neighbors, to love them even as I love myself. That's what First Lady Michelle Obama left us--she took the time to see her neighbors.

First Family Walks To Church In Their Sunday Best (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The first family set out for St. John's Church on Sunday morning, walking two blocks from the White House to attend prayer services. The first lady wo...

Evergreen Chapel: Obama Chooses Church At Camp David, Same As Bush

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Time Magazine reported Monday that President Obama, after months of visiting different places of worship, had chosen the church at Camp David: For th...

Weekly Churchgoers Are Down With Obama

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New information from the latest Gallup Poll shows a majority of weekly Church attendees are happy with the job he's doing. Read below from Gallup:...

Washington Churches Eye The Obamas

New York Times | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The invitations have come in neatly typed letters, whispered entreaties and please-join-us blogs. They have come from predominantly white churches and...

Obama To Attend D.C. Church For Easter

Politico | NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Come Easter Sunday, President Barack Obama will attend a local church for the first time since taking office, but aides say that won't necessarily be ...

Should President Obama Go to Church?

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

President Obama's aides are roaming across Washington, DC on one of their most politically fraught missions.

President Obama Straddles the Wall of Separation

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

The nomination of Judge David F. Hamilton would be important if it tells us something about President Obama's preferred position on the separation of church and state.

White House Commissions Prayers For Obama Public Events

US News & World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Barack Obama's presidential campaign contacted Ryan Culp last year to ask him to deliver a prayer at an Obama rally in Culp's native Elkhart, Ind...

D.C. Churches Compete To Attract The Obamas

Washington Post | Jacqueline L. Salmon and Michelle Boorstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There have been letters, discreet inquiries and bold appeals. Some are using their connections; others are just seeking a foot in the door. It's part...

Sam Stein

Reverend Wright's Church Bulletins: On Philanthropy, Race, And Life In The Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama distanced himself from his controversial former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying in part that he no longer recognize...

Virginia Masses Turn Out For Obama; Concerned With Campaign Strategy

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

It doesn't bother her that the campaign might turn ugly. "This is the Armageddon of politics," she said. "It's going to be war. I want to tell Barack, 'Don't fear it, accept it.'"

Democrats Were Never Anti-Religious

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

The right wing evangelical agenda was never a quest for freedom; it was a quest to deny it to others. This year might see significant political, and yes, spiritual growth among the evangelical voting population

Obama's "Cultural Issues" At Play in Chicago

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Supporters of Fr. Pflegler believe street-level advocates bring about the change Obama speaks so eloquently about. To turn away from that in the face of shoddy criticism seems to second guess their work.

If Wright Were White

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

In this election cycle, there was always going to be a Jeremiah Wright. In America, there are different standards. Black people are more quickly judged intemperate and arrogant and angry.